TRPA Tahoe Talk to feature Truckee trail building success
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Tahoe Regional Planning Association’s monthly Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series continues this Wednesday, Feb. 17, with the second installment of its recreation-planning theme. Lake Tahoe Community College will host a panel from Truckee to discuss the town’s success in recreational trail building initiatives.
“They’re really innovative and at the forefront of public/private partnerships,” TRPA associate transportation planner Morgan Beryl said of the town’s efforts, calling them a good example as a town with similar recreation needs to the South Shore.
In 2014, the town passed the Truckee Trails Measure R with a 75-percent vote in favor. The measure includes a quarter-cent sales tax earmarked for use on recreation trail projects and maintenance. It’s estimated that the tax could raise around $10 million for trail projects within 10 years.
Truckee Trails Foundation executive director Allison Pedley is expected to be among presenters, along with town manager Tony Lashbrook and local cycling business owner Paco Lindsey.
The group will discuss how the measure came together and what it means for the Truckee area.
Wednesday’s panel discussion will be held in the Aspen Room at LTCC from noon to 1:30 p.m.
MARCH Talk: PROPERTY OWNERS PANEL
TRPA’s March 16 Tahoe Talk will be geared toward City of South Lake Tahoe and TRPA policy on property improvements. A panel of city and TRPA officials will discuss recent changes to the permitting process regarding both home improvements and the vacation home rentals ordinance.
“The regional plan did a lot of streamlining,” Beryl said of new procedures. “Sometimes there’s still some confusion about how these processes work.”
The March talk will be held in the Creekside Room at LTCC.